Earlier today, we reported that Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltenheimer is so confident in their new Power Rangers movie that they want to make upwards of 6 more sequels. Since we still have almost a full year before this movie hits theaters next March, it may be a bit premature to be discussing so many movies right now, especially since Paramount and 20th Century Fox prematurely announced sequels for Terminator Genisys and Fantastic Four that are now, at best, in limbo. Just hours after that Lionsgate conference call, new photos surfaced from the set, giving us our first look at the Putty Patrollers in their CGI green screen suits, as they take on the Red Ranger (Dacre Montgomery).
The photos came from YVR Shoots, which reveals an action-packed fight scene in the middle of the street, with Dacre Montgomery's stunt double taking on a number of these Putty Patrollers before they are digitally rendered during post-production. This report also reveals that the Red Ranger fights off these Putty monsters to come to the aid of his father, who is in the blue pickup truck seen in the photos below. Production is expected to wrap today, and the cast and crew already threw their wrap party on Sunday night.
The Power Rangers cast includes Becky G as Yellow Ranger Trini, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger Jason, Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger Kimberly, and RJ Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy, who will do battle with Elizabeth Banks' Rita Repulsa. No supporting cast members have been revealed quite yet, but hopefully we'll get more details after production wraps. The movie is set to hit theaters March 24, 2017, where it will go up against Warner Bros. Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, Sony's Life and 20th Century Fox's A Cure For Wellness.
This new update of the Power Rangers TV show follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove, and the world, is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) directs Power Rangers from a script by John Gatins, Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, and Max Landis. Producers are Power Rangers creator Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen. With production wrapping up, it remains to be seen when we'll get to see the first trailer or poster, so stay tuned for more updates on the Power Rangers movie. Until then, take a look at the latest set photos below.